‘Greatly Re-Assured’: Sonia Gandhi Congratulates Joe Biden, Harris

Sonia Gandhi also mentioned that she hopes Harris ‘would work towards uniting a bitterly divided nation.’

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday, 8 November, congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for winning the US elections.

“Under the wise and mature leadership of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris, India looks forward to a close partnership that will be beneficial to peace and development in our region and around the world," Sonia Gandhi said in her congratulatory letter written to Biden.

“We were greatly re-assured by your measured speeches, stress on healing divisions among the people, and promotion of gender and racial equality, global cooperation and sustainable development of all countries,” Gandhi added.  

In a separate letter addressed to Senator Kamala Harris, Gandhi hailed Harris’ victory and said: “Your victory is a victory for the noble values enshrined in the American Constitution – democracy, social justice, and racial and gender equality”.

“It is a triumph for Black Americans and Indian Americans, and for the humanity, compassion and inclusiveness that you have stood for throughout your public and political life. I admire the unwavering courage with which you have fought for your convictions, the beliefs and values you imbibed from your remarkable mother!” Gandhi added.

Gandhi also mentioned that she hopes Harris would work towards uniting a bitterly divided nation, strengthen the ties of friendship with India and support democratic values and human rights.

Congress chief stated that the party will look forward to working with her to further the bonds between the world’s two largest democracies.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi also took to Twitter to congratulate Biden and said that he is confident that the “Biden will unite America and provide it with a strong sense of direction.”

In another tweet, he congratulated Harris and said: “It makes us proud that the first woman to serve as Vice President of the USA traces her roots to India”.

Rahul Gandhi congratulates US President elect Joe Biden
Rahul Gandhi congratulates US President elect Joe Biden
(Image: Screenshot/Twitter)
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